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Wabbit Twouble is a 1941 Merrie Melodies cartoon, directed by Bob Clampett and starring Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd.

The cartoon is centered on Elmer Fudd, who goes to Jellostone National Park to camp out and relax. Unfortunately for him, he sets up camp by the residence of Bugs Bunny, who is annoyed by Elmer's presence and decides to screw around with him for the heck of it.

This cartoon is notably one of The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes.



  • Bears Are Bad News: Elmer unwittingly provokes the wrath of a bear that comes across him, and the subsequent chase makes him decide to leave the park.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: When Bugs is tricking Elmer into walking off a cliff, he mugs to the audience "I do this kind of stuff to him all throughout the picture." Later, when he's pretending to be the bear while Elmer is playing dead, he stops to tell the audience "Funny situation, ain't it?"
  • Credits Gag: The opening credits are done in Elmer Fudd's style of speech (i.e. Robert Clampett is Wobert Cwampett).
  • Downer Ending: Elmer Fudd gets thrown in jail for vandalizing park property (namely, the sign leading into the park)—but for better or worse, Bugs and the bear somehow wound up in jail with him.
  • Elmer Fudd Syndrome: Used in the title and the opening credits for a gag.
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  • In-Scene Title Text: The title and credits are written on the landscape.
  • Mickey Mousing: Elmer's car chugs and stops in tune to the rhumba beat in the opening.
  • Motion Blur: Used when Elmer and the bear are speeding between a bunch of trees.
  • Playing Possum: Bugs gives Elmer the classic advice of playing dead when faced with a bear.
  • Punny Name: Jellostone National Park, an obvious play on the real life Yellowstone National Park.
  • Screwy Squirrel: For no particular reason, Bugs decides to screw around with Elmer throughout the cartoon.
  • Super Strength: When hastily packing up his belongings to leave, Elmer accidentally uproots a giant tree—he hastily puts it back, though.
  • Temporary Bulk Change: After Elmer attempts to board up Bugs's hole, Bugs walks out and briefly becomes as fat as him while mocking how naïve he is.
    Bugs: Dat'll hold 'im alwight, heheheheheheh. (returns to normal) Phooey.
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